Watonwan County vet wants to be paid for long-term care of seized horses
(AP) – A rural Minnesota veterinarian who has taken in dozens of miniature horses since they were seized because of maltreatment says she wants to be paid for caring for them for a year and a half.
Shirley Kittleson says the bill for their care has topped $325,000. Kittleson was asked to care for the herd of 72 after the Animal Humane Society and Watonwan County sheriff seized the horses from a farm in Odin, about 25 miles from Kittleson’s place near Sherburn in June 2018.
Kittleson filed a lawsuit last month against the Humane Society and Watonwan County for nonpayment.